As part of the National Center for Learning Welsh’s wider Work Welsh scheme, Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language Center is responsible for providing the residential Use – Work Welsh courses.
These are fully funded five-day residential courses with food, accommodation and learning resources included. The main aim of the courses is to build confidence in using Welsh on a daily basis and at work. The courses are based at Nant Gwrtheyrn and Cardigan Castle.
They are available to any sector, and to any individual working in Wales - even if they are self-employed.
The courses are offered at Intermediate, Higher or Higher-Proficiency level. Any individual from any background are welcome, whether they have regularly attended Welsh for Adults courses or have learnt Welsh in school but haven’t used much of it since. As long as they have enough spoken Welsh to hold a conversation, they are welcome. We will assess all individuals who are interested over the phone and the tutor can then decide which level best suits them.
This is an invaluable opportunity to spend five days in a stunning location being immersed in the Welsh language and Welsh culture. You can view the timetable by following this link https://learnwelsh.cymru/work-welsh/residential-courses/. We will release the dates from October 2019 to March 2020 during the next month or two.
A large number of employers in Wales have already taken the opportunity to send their staff on these courses. In 2017-18, 94% of employees who were on a Use – Work Welsh course ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that they were more confident in their Welsh skills as a result of the course. In 2018-19, 96.9% stated that they ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that they were more confident in their Welsh skills as a result of the course. In 2018-19, 99.6% stated that they were ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with the tutor who taught their course.
Here are some quotes from last year's attendees:
‘The experience was like a working holiday because I worked and I enjoyed it at the same time’
‘I hope I get a chance to come back '
‘Excellent and enthusiastic tutor '
If you are interested in sending members of staff on these courses, please contact Nant Gwrtheyrn on 01758750334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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